So, which was the first car before that these were animal-drafted carriages only or before this date, there had already been automobiles powered by steam or electricity. Yes, It was Benz Patent Motorwagen built in 1886. It was built by his company Rheinische Gasmotorenfabrik Benz Cie. It was a vehicle designed to be propelled by a motor as the name suggest. Benz officially unveiled his invention to the public on July 3, 1886, on the Ringstrasse in Mannheim, Germany. The idea behind his invention is that you burn a substance called gasoline through a small internal-combustion engine, and somehow this is roped to two of the three wheels and will magically propel the contraption forward.

First Car

The vehicle was awarded the German patent, number 37435, for which Karl Benz applied on January 29, 1886, and got it in November of the same year and the car was born. The magic is that the 25 production-version units of the patent motor car were sold. His single cylinder 4-stroke engine with a displacement of 0.954 of a litre anticipated elements still found in every internal combustion engine to this day. The car was made from 1886 to 1893. The Motorwagen was a three-wheeled automobile with a rear-mounted engine. It was constructed of steel tubing with woodwork panels. The steel-spoked wheels and solid rubber tires were Benz's own design.

Behind his invention, his wife Bertha actually financed the development process, and would hold patent rights under the modern law but as a married woman she was not allowed to apply for the patent that time. In terms of publicity, she chose a unique manner and, along with their two sons (Eugen and Richard), took the Patent-Motorwagen No. 3 and drove it on the first long-distance automobile road trip in early August 1888. She supposedly did this without her husband's knowledge. The route, including a few detours, took them from Mannheim to her place of birth Pforzheim. Bertha Benz demonstrated the practicality of the motor vehicle to the entire world with this journey of 180 kilometers including the return trip. the subsequent growth of Benz & Cie. in Mannheim to become the world’s largest automobile plant of its day would have been unthinkable without Bertha Benz's and her sons daring and the decisive stimuli that resulted from it.